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Gary Anderson ‘most-backed’ player for World Championship glory

Jamie Shaw 12 Dec 2018
Gary Anderson. (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Ladbrokes have revealed the most popular picks with punters ahead of the 2018/19 World Darts Championship.

Despite being second-favourite in the betting at 3/1 with Ladbrokes, Gary Anderson is running away with things in the popularity charts and tops the table of outright bets placed so far by some distance.

Anderson claimed back-to-back world titles in 2015 and 2016 and finished runner-up in 2017, and he has picked up four televised titles this season, including the UK Open and World Matchplay.

Meanwhile, The Flying Scotsman's stablemate, Michael Smith, is the second most popular pick in the book at 14/1 ahead of tournament Michael van Gerwen - whose outright price of 11/8 is his longest for three years.

Having recently announced his retirement plans, punters seemingly think Raymond van Barneveld (66/1) will bow out with a bang as the Dutchman is fifth in the popularity charts for bets placed.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "The betting figures suggest we probably won't be seeing a new name on the Sid Waddell Trophy - but if anyone was to cause an upset at the Ally Pally, punters reckon it'll be Michael Smith."

Ten most popular picks with punters for 2018/19 World Championship

1. Gary Anderon
2. Michael Smith
2. Michael van Gerwen
4. James Wade
5. Raymond van Barneveld
6. Mensur Suljovic
7. Daryl Gurney 
8. Gerwyn Price
9. Adrian Lewis
10. Peter Wright

World Darts Championship winner odds with Ladbrokes

Michael van Gerwen 11/8
Gary Anderson 3/1
Peter Wright 9/1
Michael Smith 14/1
Mensur Suljovic 22/1
Rob Cross 22/1
Daryl Gurney 33/1
Gerwyn Price 33/1
James Wade 40/1
Dimitri van den Bergh 50/1
Adrian Lewis 66/1
Raymond van Barneveld 66/1
Jeffrey de Zwaan 66/1
Dave Chisnall 80/1
Simon Whitlock 80/1
Joe Cullen 80/1
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